Albany ceremony held to remember victims of traffic accidents

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There was a big gathering in Albany on Friday to remember people killed in traffic crashes.

Several groups say traffic violence is getting worse and more needs to be done to prevent it.

One big change activists what to see is a lower speed limit.

Organizers are calling for a citywide speed limit of 25 miles per hour. They underscored the impact speeding has on traffic deaths.

A slower speed limit will prevent collisions and possibly save lives, say organizers.

The slower the speed limit, the further the distance drivers will be able to see.

Only one in 10 pedestrians will survive a collision at 40 mph.  

Activists say at the current city speed limit of 30 mph, — five out of 10 survive. If the city changes the speed limit to 20 mph, nine out of 10 will survive.

Learn about what activists say is the saddest part of all of these traffic accidents by watching the video of Tiffany Payton’s story.